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Title: Child Sexual Abuse in Indian Country: A Training Session for Tribal Judges
Corporate Author: Northern Plains Tribal Judicial Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 350
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Northern Plains Tribal Judicial Institute
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
OVC Resource Ctr
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America

OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This looseleaf manual presents the agenda, participant list, and background papers for a judicial training program conducted in May 1999 for 1.5 days and focusing on child sexual abuse on American Indian reservations.
Abstract: Sessions focused on the prevalence of child sexual abuse in Indian country, the sociological factors, the cultural impact of child sexual abuse on Indian families, and the role of alcoholism in child sexual abuse. Additional sessions focused on the coordination of tribal and Federal investigations of child sexual abuse, pretrial detention, Federal criminal laws and tribal criminal and civil laws on child sexual abuse, adjudication in Federal and tribal courts, and evidentiary issues in cases of child sexual abuse. Further sessions focused on the psychological impact of child sexual abuse on Indian children and adult victims of child sexual abuse, preparation of Indian children to testify in court, impacts of multiple interrogations on the victim, coordination of tribal and Federal adjudications to avoid further victimization of the child, and dispositional alternatives in child sexual abuse cases. The background materials focused on reporting requirements, the content of laws on child sexual abuse, the police role in child abuse investigations, appellate court decisions related to child sexual abuse, fairness and accuracy in evaluations of spouse abuse and child abuse in custody determinations, and guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on assessing child sexual abuse. Figures, tables, photographs, checklists, footnotes, and reference lists
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): American Indians; Child abuse detection; Child abuse investigations; Child abuse situation remedies; Child Sexual Abuse; Child victim interviews; Federal Code; Indian justice; Intergovernmental relations; Jurisdiction; Psychological victimization effects; Reservation crimes; Reservation law enforcement; Tribal court system
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